October 30, 2024

Cathy Kanefsky

President and CEO, Food Bank of Delaware

Cathy Kanefsky is a mission-driven leader. She has spent her entire career with organizations that provide hope, and thrives in an environment that is collaborative and focused on service. Cathy joined the Food Bank of Delaware in May 2021 as President and CEO. In this role, she works closely with the board of directors and leadership team to develop and implement the food bank’s strategic vision. She is humbled to lead a team that envisions a community free of hunger.

Prior to joining the food bank, Cathy served as Chief Development Officer Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children (2015 – 2020); Vice President of Chapter Development for Autism Speaks (2009-2015); National Director of Family Team Development for the March of Dimes (2006 – 2009); and Delaware State Director for the March of Dimes (1995-2006). Her passion is fueled by personal experience.

In March 2022, Cathy was appointed by President Biden to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Cathy also serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member for the Swank Family Foundation.

Cathy was born and raised in Ocean City, New Jersey. She holds a BA in communication from the University of Delaware. She lives in Middletown, DE with her husband, Carl and twin sons, Sam and Adam. Her third son Stephen, a special education teacher, lives in Point Pleasant, NJ with his wife Alexandra and daughter Lucy.